Passenger rights in railway travel
The EU Regulation 1371/2007 defines the rights of rail passengers in Europe since 2009. The following provisions apply to national and international long-distance rail services within the EU. For shorter train routes, especially in urban and regional transport, national states may have different legal regulations. In Austria, therefore, different rights apply to such domestic short-distance journeys than to long-distance or cross-border train journeys and are set out in the Railways Act of 1957 and updated Austrian Federal Law Gazettes.